Authorities were called to the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse Thursday morning for reports of a possible bomb threat.
Police say they received a call shortly before 8 a.m. from someone who said they saw a man standing outside the courthouse with a pipe bomb underneath his jacket, threatening to blow up the courthouse.
The report was made before the courthouse was scheduled to open at 8:30.
The sheriff’s office says bomb-detecting K9s were brought in to search the area but did not find anything.
Police say they were able to identify the caller as Ronald Jordan, 56, a transient from San Luis Obispo.
They say he was contacted and admitted to making the bomb threat because he was scheduled to appear in court to be remanded on drug-related charges.
Jordan was reportedly arrested on suspicion of filing a false bomb threat, parole violation, and committing a felony while out on bail.